Ryerson Symons

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Ryerson Symons

Ryerson Symons

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Ryerson Symons is a Partner in the Firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other business combination transactions as well as corporate finance transactions. Ryerson has frequently represented many of the world’s leading private equity firms, including Apax Partners, BC Partners, The Blackstone Group, KKR, Permira and Providence Equity Partners.

He has twice been named “Dealmaker of the Week” by The American Lawyer for his representation of a BC Partners-led consortium in its $8.7 billion acquisition of PetSmart in 2014, and a consortium including Apax Partners in its $6.3 billion acquisition of KCI in 2011.

Ryerson joined Simpson Thacher in 1992 and was based in the Firm’s London office from 1994 to 1996. In 1997, he spent a year on secondment with Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris. After becoming a Partner in 2001, Ryerson returned to the London office through 2009. Ryerson received a B.A. in History and Political Science from McGill University in 1988, a B.A. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University in 1990 and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 1992.

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Education
LLB
Class of 1992

The Schulich School of Law is a faculty of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Formerly called Dalhousie Law School, it was established in 1883, making it the oldest university common law school in the British Commonwealth. It is the largest law school in Atlantic Canada and attracts students from all parts of Canada and abroad. The law school is a member of the North American Consortium on Legal Education. The school was renamed the Schulich School of Law in October 2009 after receiving a $20 million benefaction from Canadian businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich

BA in Jurisprudence
Class of 1990

The Faculty of Law, Oxford is the law school of the University of Oxford. There are 153 members of the Law Faculty, of whom more than 90 are in established University academic posts, adding to a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1. The Faculty includes members of all 38 Oxford colleges.

BA in History & Political Science
Class of 1988

McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1821 during the British colonial era, the university bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Glasgow, Scotland and alumnus of Glasgow University, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university.

Career History
Partner
1992 - Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Attorney
1997 - Prior

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3M Company purchases Acelity Holdings, Inc. from Apax Partners Ltd., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Investments, PSP Investments Canada, Inc. (Private Equity)

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Apax Partners Ltd., Authority Brands LLC purchase Clockwork IP LLC from Centrica Plc

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GTCR LLC purchases AssuredPartners, Inc. from Apax Partners Ltd.

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